The idea of legacy involves what someone leaves behind. One of the great exercises in leadership training is writing our own eulogy and then live what we want others to say about us when we die.
Let me share a few ideas left behind by my father.
For more than 30 years he read the New Testament through every month, the Old Testament through twice each year.
He was a preacher of the gospel for over 50 years.
He was married to the same wonderful woman for 60 years, father to 4 children, grandfather to 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He developed a series of lessons to share the gospel in a simplistic way with others and led an untold number of people to know their Savior, Jesus Christ.
He lived in and by God’s Word; it flowed in and through his preaching. He knew THE book!
He lived with an eager anticipation of the reality he now enjoys.
He died with the Bible opened to the passage he had been studying for his next sermon. Take a moment to read Philippians 2:16.
This was a small part of the legacy he left behind for us.